Sh. Abdullah Azzam: The individual duty of the entire Islamic Ummah…
The individual duty of the entire Islamic Ummah: an individual duty ever since the Caliphate fell, an individual duty ever since Palestine fell, and ever since Bukhara fell, and ever since Azerbaijan went. So it’s not an individual duty in Afghanistan only.
Why then are you surprised at hearing this from us?
And the wonder of wonders and the strangest of the strange are these scholars who are still debating: Is jihad an individual duty or a collective duty?
I don’t know know from where these people acquire their knowledge. I don’t know from where they procure their fatwas.
All the Muslims’ countries have gone and the tyrants are at the necks of the women and Muslims everywhere, but they’re having discussions? They’re discussing whether jihad is an individual duty or collective duty.
Constantinople was the headquarters of the council of the Eastern Church.As Muhammad al-Fatih was pounding the walls of Constantinople with the catapult, the men of the Church Council were meeting and discussing how many devils are able to stand on the head of a pin.
We’re like that: the Jews, the enemies, the Russians, and the Americans are coming at us from every side, right? And some of us are still asking, “Is it an individual duty or a collective duty?”
May Allah pluck out your eye if you haven’t yet seen that jihad is an individual duty!
How? Does this need to be debated in the first place?
If they have studied one book of fiqh, it is well known that the attacker is to be repelled; the attacker who seizes the people and wants to take their wealth or attack their honor or religion or country.
It is well known that it is an individual obligation to repel him.